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  1. #81
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnt1234 View Post
    I think of "Bump run" as wall to wall, steep and wide trails that exist for unescapable mogul bashing. Outer Limits being a classic example.



    I agree, that's what I view as a classic "bump" run. Additional factor to qualify - you have to be able to link dozens of turns heading straight down the fall line (eliminates Rumble). I would also say that easy viewing from the bottom and/or a lift should also be a factor.
    I didn't know there were so many qualifications to being a bump run. Lol. If it has bumps when I go to ski it - it's a bump run. Some have only manmade snow, some don't. Some don't get groomed, some do. Double fall lines can be a blast. I prefer natural snow on natural windy MRG type trails best, but if any trail has bumps - that's where I am.

  2. #82
    Quote Originally Posted by SkiFanE View Post
    I didn't know there were so many qualifications to being a bump run. Lol. If it has bumps when I go to ski it - it's a bump run. Some have only manmade snow, some don't. Some don't get groomed, some do. Double fall lines can be a blast. I prefer natural snow on natural windy MRG type trails
    This. Who cares if it can be seen from a lift? Are shockwave at SR and Bubblecuffer or Skidder at SL not bump runs because they're not viewable from a lift?

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    you only need a left and a right bump, to make any run a bump run

  4. #84
    If you shred bumps and no one from the bottom or a lift can see it, did it actually happen?


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  5. #85
    Quote Originally Posted by skifastr View Post
    And huh, no CT representation or mention of a certain small area there as far as I can tell...
    Do they even bother with bumps anymore?

  6. #86
    Skied Mt. Snow today and after seeing the Facebook report of "you'll find plenty of soft bumps on the hill today", there were exactly 0 areas of bumps anywhere on the mountain. Not even Beartrap and that's usually an automatic go-to. Granted there were quite a few natural trails that were very fun, but nothing bumped up anywhere that I found.

    To me the most classic bump run is a simple answer. For years I heard my dad talk about how back in the 80s and 90s there were a lot of trails that would have moguls the size of cars, especially in the spring. For years I thought it was just an exaggeration as I never saw anything that crazy, even on classic spring bump runs like OL, Superstar, Steins, etc. Finally, about 5 years ago, I was able to get to Killington on a day that Devil's Fiddle was open for the first time, and wow. I finally saw those bumps the size of cars that he talked about. I can ski just about any bump run comfortably and with decent speed through the lines, but I kept lapping DF that day and I never once had a comfortable run down it. Probably the only time in recent memory a mogul trail kicked my ass. It was incredible. I haven't seen anything like it since (not that I get out that much anymore) but I was glad to finally experience something I'd always heard about but had never seen. So to me, that is the #1 trail I can add to this thread, one that is bumped wall to wall with 5 foot tall moguls and only the best of the best can ski it well.
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  7. #87
    Quote Originally Posted by Zand View Post
    For years I heard my dad talk about how back in the 80s and 90s there were a lot of trails that would have moguls the size of cars
    Wow. That makes me feel old!

    Outer Limits used to be like that under the chair - back in the day! (Before winch-cats. Damn them...)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Savemeasammy View Post
    Wow. That makes me feel old!

    Outer Limits used to be like that under the chair - back in the day! (Before winch-cats. Damn them...)


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    That was his prime example was OL. He also frequented Attitash back in the day and always talked about how Tim's Trauma got like that too. I went to Killington around BMMC quite a few years and usually OL would just have smaller (but more skiable for me so I wasn't complaining) bumps, and some years it was half groomed.
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    Wachusett: 11/12, 11/13, 11/14, 12/15, 2/21, 3/22, 4/6
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  9. #89
    I would love to see Tims like that at Attitash. Only skied it groomed, but outside of skiing there before Tim's was even cut, my experience is pretty limited to about 8 days at Attitash over the past five years. I've only really seen bumps consistently there on Grand Stand. If Tim's and Ptarmigan had consistent bumps, I'd probably spread my days a little more evenly instead of primarily skiing Wildcat when up there

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  10. #90
    Quote Originally Posted by Zand View Post
    Skied Mt. Snow today and after seeing the Facebook report of "you'll find plenty of soft bumps on the hill today", there were exactly 0 areas of bumps anywhere on the mountain.
    WOW. That is horrendous false advertising.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zand View Post
    For years I heard my dad talk about how back in the 80s and 90s there were a lot of trails that would have moguls the size of cars, especially in the spring. For years I thought it was just an exaggeration
    I was a kid, but he generally speaking, speaks the truth. There were many more mogul options back in the day. Now most resorts destroy the ski trails and mash everything into "corduroy", and then brag on Facebook about how well they destroy their slopes.
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